The 2022 Step Out for Bleeding Disorders Walk was a big success!
Thank you to all of the sponsors, exhibitors, donors and volunteers – and a huge shout out to the 106 people that signed up to Walk with us on Sunday.
It was an absolutely perfect Minnesota summer day, with blue skies and a beautiful setting at Harriet Island Regional Park in St. Paul.
The annual walk is HFMD’s big fundraising event of the year, and it did not disappoint.
We raised $43,000 in sponsorships and exhibitor fees. Donations and registrations for the Walk came in at over $9500.
Prizes were awarded to the three Team Captains raising the most in donations. The top teams were Team James (captain – Kris Rauenhorst) in 1st place; Team Carson (captain – Angie Klersy) in 2nd place; and Hit Me With Your Best Clot (captain – Kathleen Kubitschek) in 3rd place.
The Walk had a lot of fun elements this year. We had mascots Goldy Gopher, Mudonna from the St. Paul Saints and Twinkle from Children’s MN. We also had Sir Skolt representing the MN Vikings and Mark Dreyer in his full firefighter’s gear. This added a lot of energy to the event.
Mandana the Balloon Artist was a hit, with colorful balloon towers at the starting line and balloon twisting for the kids inside the pavilion.
Exhibit space was sold out, with a full house of our amazing industry representatives in pharmacy and home and health care, as well as providers from the local Hemophilia Treatment Centers.
Volunteers from M Health Fairview served up Firehouse subs and chips, granola bars and bottled water to the hungry crowd. We had other volunteers helping with t-shirts, registration and directional assistance.
There were also inspirational speakers, including some young adults that impressed the audience with their enthusiasm and heartwarming stories of friendship and living with bleeding disorders.
We appreciate the support of each and every one of you that contributed in any way. We couldn’t do it without you.